University Advancement

WOU Foundation announces winners of competitive grants

The Western Oregon University Foundation announced the recipients of its annual competitive small grants program. For the 2014 calendar year, 14 grants were awarded, totaling $12, 749. The competitive grants program is funded from unrestricted gifts to the WOU Foundation and each grant is generally $1,000 or less. Criteria used to evaluate proposals consider emphasis … Continue reading

College of Education

WOU receives nearly $2 million in grant from U.S. Dept. of Education for Project SPELL

MONMOUTH – Western Oregon University has received a grant of nearly $1,915,069 million from the U.S. Department of Education for Project SPELL (Sustainable Practices for English Language Learners), which will support teacher training and improve classroom instruction for English language learners (ELL). This project is a collaboration between WOU and two school districts (Salem-Keizer and … Continue reading

College of Education

WOU teacher education program earns national recognition

MONMOUTH – Western Oregon University (WOU) has been named the 2010 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in recognition of exemplary performance in teacher education. The purpose of the award is two-fold: to recognize excellence in teacher education programs and … Continue reading